Requirements for acceptable model use

Alan N. Beard

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    Theoretical models, especially computer-based theoretical models, have a potential to assist greatly in fire safety decision-making. However, they also have a potential for harm and may lead to unacceptable decisions being made. A general framework is needed to help to ensure that models are employed in a way which is acceptable to all parties concerned, including the general public. This article sets out a set of requirements for such a framework and is intended to stimulate further discussion in this crucially important area. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)477-484
    Number of pages8
    JournalFire Safety Journal
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005


    • Computer
    • Decision-making
    • Design
    • Fire risk
    • Models


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